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Back to the Future
			: Postwar Reconstruction and Stabilization in Lebanon

Back to the Future : Postwar Reconstruction and Stabilization in Lebanon »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Thomas Helbling , and Sena Eken

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757845.084

ISBN: 9781557757845

Keywords: public debt, expenditure, central bank, debt management, capital expenditure

Following the 15-year civil war that started in 1975, Lebanon's government began the difficult task of economic stabilization and confidence building, on the one hand, and postwar reconstruction and development, on...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Back to the Future : Postwar Reconstruction and Stabilization in Lebanon

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Thomas Helbling , and Sena Eken

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 1999

ISBN: 9781557757845

Keywords: public debt, expenditure, central bank, debt management, capital expenditure

Following the 15-year civil war that started in 1975, Lebanon's government began the difficult task of economic stabilization and confidence building, on the one hand, and postwar reconstruction and development, on...

Chapter 13: Capital Markets: An Example of a Regional Market

Chapter 13: Capital Markets: An Example of a Regional Market »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

In October 2001, the Eastern Caribbean Economic and Monetary Union (OECS/ECCU) took a noteworthy step toward the development of its capital markets with the launch of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchang...

Chapter 11: Credit Unions: Prospects and Challenges

Chapter 11: Credit Unions: Prospects and Challenges »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

Credit unions in the Eastern Caribbean Economic and Monetary Union (OECS/ECCU) have established an impressive growth record and increase in importance. Some 57 active credit unions in the union manage total...

Chapter 4: Economic Growth

Chapter 4: Economic Growth »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

Growth in the countries of the Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union (OECS/ECCU) has been on a declining trend since the 1990s, exacerbated by the global slowdown that began in 2008. The region has b...

Chapter 3: Economic Integration and the Institutional Setup of the OECS/ECCU

Chapter 3: Economic Integration and the Institutional Setup of the OECS/ECCU »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

On January 21, 2011, the Eastern Caribbean took an important step toward the deepening of the Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union (OECS/ECCU) by ratifying a revised union treaty (the Treaty of Bass...

Chapter 6: Enhancing Fiscal Revenue

Chapter 6: Enhancing Fiscal Revenue »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

Fiscal adjustment will be one of the main forces shaping policies in the countries of the Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union (OECS/ECCU) in the near to medium term. 1 A...

Chapter 9: Experiences with Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Case Studies from the OECS/ECCU and Beyond

Chapter 9: Experiences with Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Case Studies from the OECS/ECCU and Beyond »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

When countries are faced with very high public debt levels, fiscal adjustments alone are frequently not enough to close financing gaps and put debt on a sustainable path, especially if growth also remains we...

Chapter 17: External Competitiveness

Chapter 17: External Competitiveness »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union’s (OECS/ECCU’s) current account balance has been deteriorating for decades, partly reflecting declining performance in the export and tourism sectors. The re...

Chapter 8: Fiscal Multipliers

Chapter 8: Fiscal Multipliers »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

Fiscal policies play an important role in the management of output fluctuations. A number of countries in the Eastern Caribbean Economic and Monetary Union (OECS/ECCU) used fiscal policies to stimulate econo...